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'The Princess Bride' Is Being Adapted Into a Stage Musical

Singing along to the beloved adventure-comedy? It's no longer inconceivable.
By Sarah Ward
April 06, 2019
By Sarah Ward
April 06, 2019

Romance. Kidnapping. A farm girl called Buttercup. A scheming prince. A swashbuckling saviour. A giant. When William Goldman threw them all together, The Princess Bride was the end result — first in his 1973 novel, and then in the 1987 film that the late, great writer also penned.

For more than three decades, viewers have watched Fred Savage hear the world's best bedtime story, Robin Wright and Cary Elwes frolick in fields, and Andre the Giant tower over everyone around, with The Princess Bride one of those beloved 80s flicks that never gets old. That said, if you've ever found yourself enjoying all of the above and thinking "a musical number or two wouldn't go astray", you're about to be in luck.

Despite what outlaw boss Vizzini (Wallace Shawn) might exclaim, a musical version is no longer inconceivable. Instead, Disney is channelling another famous Princess Bride line: as you wish. While the project has been in various stages of development for more than a decade, a new creative team has been hired to finally make this all-singing take on the tale a reality, The Hollywood Reporter notes.

Fresh from nabbing a 2018 Tony Award for The Band's Visit, David Yazbek will take care of The Princess Bride's original music and lyrics, while book fellow Tony winner Bob Martin (The Prom, The Drowsy Chaperone) will pair up with Rick Elice (The Cher Show, Jersey Boys) on the book.

 If The Princess Bride musical does come to fruition this time, it'll join the ever-growing list of movies leaping to the stage, including MatildaCharlie and the Chocolate FactoryBring It OnMean Girls, Clueless, The BodyguardAmelieWaitressMuriel's Wedding and Moulin Rouge!, with versions of The Devil Wears Prada, Empire RecordsMrs Doubtfire, The Notebook and Aussie classic Starstruck also in the works.

No timeframe has been given for The Princess Bride; however the film's trailer will help tide you over until more news comes to hand:

Via The Hollywood Reporter.

Published on April 06, 2019 by Sarah Ward
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